Crime Prevention Fund


Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside has opened this funding opportunity for charities, community groups and social enterprises who deliver projects that stop problems before they occur, by reducing the opportunities for crime and by deterring people away from becoming involved in anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available. The expectation is that most projects will be delivered over 12 months however, projects over a longer period may be considered. Consortia bids are encouraged and priority will be given to projects that tackle serious and organised crime. Projects must contribute to at least one of the following PCC Police and Crime Plan priorities:

- Prevent crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

- Tackling serious and organised crime

- Support victims, protect vulnerable people and maintain public safety

- Working in partnership to improve road safety



 General eligibility criteria:

• You must be a charity, community group or social enterprise (statutory services including schools are not eligible for this fund).

• You must be based in Merseyside, connected to your community

• You must have a formal constitution or governing document in the name of the group.

 Applications must also contribute to at least one of the below areas on the 2019/20 PCC Crime Prevention Framework:



*Primary Prevention - (situational and social prevention) is directed at stopping a problem before it happens.  This involves reducing the opportunities for crime, addressing social and/or environmental factors that increase risk of offending, and strengthening community and social structures.

**Secondary Prevention – seeks to change people, typically those at high risk of embarking upon a criminal career. The focus can be on a rapid/effective early interventions (for example, youth programmes) and/or high risk neighbourhoods.

Notes for applicants:

The total budget for the fund is £135,000, therefore, please note that many more applications will be received than grants awarded

All applications will be expected to provide clear milestones/targets that the project will achieve over the grant period (All applications will be required to demonstrate how project outcomes will be recorded)


Closing date for applications: 24th June 2019 by 5pm

Decisions: Early August 2019



Any specific exclusions:

• Core salaries cannot be considered (however, sessional work at an hourly rate for a specified number of project hours can be considered)

• Statutory organisations or work that is their responsibility

•National organisations that do not have a local ‘branch’ and cannot demonstrate local governance and control of local finances

• Commercial ventures

• Purchase/maintenance of vehicles

• Retrospective funding i.e activities that have already taken place before we offer you a grant

• Politically connected or exclusively religious activities

• Projects for personal profit

• Organisations that are set up for the benefit of animals or plants: environmental groups that work with animals or the environment (such as city farms) are acceptable

• Groups comprising just one familyor those with less than 3 unrelated people on the management committee

• CIC's limited by shares

• Debts and other liabilities

• Reclaimable VAT

• Travel outside UK



Important application information:

Only complete applications can be taken forward to the panel. You must submit supporting documents listed below (unless you have received(not just applied for) a grant from the Community Foundation within the last 12 months). These documents must be received by the closing date and we encourage applicants to submit them with their online application.

• Copy of your Governing document

• List of Trustees/Directors/Management Committee

• Copy of your safeguarding policy for children and young people/vulnerable adults as applicable

• Latest annual accounts

• Recent bank statement

These documents can be attached to your online application or emailed to applications@cflm.emailwhen you submit your online application form.

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